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The Eternal UN Declaration of Human Rights

Project Syndicate 04/21/16

Jeremy Waldron assesses the Universal Declaration of Human Rights' enduring relevance to establishing the ethics of global responsibility.

Unsustainable Development Goals?

Project Syndicate 04/19/16

Ngaire Woods advocates cash transfers for the poor, instead of complicated and inefficient aid programs.

Beyond Carbon Metrics

Project Syndicate 04/11/16

Is our single-minded obsession with measurement undermining effective climate action?

Xinjiang Ban on Glacier Tourism Ignores The Bigger Problem

chinadialogue 04/04/16

Xinjiang's ban on glacier tourism in northwestern China will do little to reverse the loss of ice caused by climate change—a crucial source of water for the country and much of Asia.

Fast-Tracking Climate Action

Project Syndicate 03/29/16

Achim Steiner and Christiana Figueres call for urgent action to cut short-lived climate pollutants like black carbon and methane.

Food Labels, Taxes, and Subsidies—the Egg of Columbus in the Obesity Crisis?

Wilma Waterlander 03/24/16

Food labeling and food pricing do not do much to change this food system; they only address the symptoms. To really make a difference to health (and environmental sustainability), we have to change the system itself.

Entrepreneurship as a Diplomatic Tool

Anne-Marie Slaughter, Elmira Bayrasli
Project Syndicate
03/23/16

Anne-Marie Slaughter and Elmira Bayrasli highlight how the profit motive can help to overcome longstanding political conflicts.

Managing the Politics of Water

Project Syndicate 03/21/16

Prince El Hassan bin Talal & Sundeep Waslekar highlight the importance of careful stewardship in preventing conflict and promoting prosperity.

"Streetfight" by Janette Sadik-Khan

Amrita Gupta 03/16/16

In "Streetfight" Sadik-Khan breaks down her achievements into replicable ideas for urban planners and traffic engineers everywhere, and she also reminds us that the fight for a better city isn't over.

Solar Power Is Booming in India. Will It Reach the People Who Need It Most?

Ensia 03/14/16

As renewable energy ramps up, entrepreneurs work to bring its benefits to the 300 million citizens who lack electricity in India.

A State-Powered Green Revolution

Project Syndicate 03/11/16

Mariana Mazzucato highlights the pivotal role of the public sector in building a low-carbon future.

Is Nuclear Power Our Energy Future—Or a Dinosaur in a Death Spiral?

Ensia 03/02/16

Identical data yield drastically different conclusions about the role nuclear will play in meeting climate goals.

Solidarity with Sharks

Project Syndicate 02/26/16

Bradnee Chambers asks why international law is failing to protect crucial ocean species.

There is No Such Thing as a Green Product

Stanford Social Innovation Review 02/24/16

Touting products like LEDs and recycled plastic packaging as "green" is misleading, because it fails to account for their effects on markets and consumer behavior and for the resulting environmental consequences.

Time for a Carbon Tax

Project Syndicate 02/19/16

Kemal Derviş and Karim Foda call on policymakers to take advantage of low oil prices to advance the shift toward sustainability.

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